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Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#1 » by Coeur » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:05 pm

Huge Day for the Nugs to do the right thing and pick up Millsap option. I was so worried they’d do the typical kronekenugs thing and lose that salary slot to save money.



Now there’s 2 options, but I think Connelly is a stud and knows what he’s doing. There’s only one way to maximize that salary slot. And because of how good the Nugs are going to be this season they can’t do it at mid-season......
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#2 » by NuggetsWY » Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:35 pm

Millsap seems likely to be the Nuggets' starting PF - at least at the beginning of the year. He seems like a perfect fit next to Jokic. At this point in his career, he doesn't appear to have much he needs to work on - except being healthy. His defense is very good and he's not a demanding person when it comes to the offense. He has willingly reduced his offense since arriving in Denver. He has a great attitude.

It will be interesting to see how many minutes he is getting each month. His first year here, he only played 38 games. Last year he only played 70 games. Perhaps he needs load management - perhaps Grant will begin to earn more PF minutes.

This is a contract year, so will he "step it up" in terms of games played? Will the Nuggets keep him after this year? As a backup, at a reduced salary?
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#3 » by THE J0KER » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:56 pm

Salary of Paul Millsap and other 40 best-paid players this season.

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Lack of creativity and ambitions our front office showed last summer in this particular case will cost as joining Bucks, Lakers, and Clippers as this season's main favorites status. If we redirected these 30M in a smarter way (actually less dumb way) and give that "third-star" guy to Jokic and Murray, only the sky would be limit. This summer when he expires once again is too late because this money is already rightfully redirected to Jamal Murray's pocket, so FO missed a historic opportunity to create true superteam.

And let's be clear if we look at Millsap as a 35 old player, there is nothing unusual in his declining numbers even for former multiple all-star player standards. LeBron is a phenom, and Aldridge and Chris Paul somehow still being relevant in these ages, but all others from these 35+ generations declined in a similar or worse way than Millsap, or actually in most cases already retired.

The inability of our FO to find and sign TOP50 level player via trade or on FA market cost us historic opportunity to be championship ring frontrunners for the first time ever, but looking at MPJ potential we will still get our BIG-3 lineup in very near future.
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#4 » by Coeur » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:13 pm

He was supposed to be traded. Letting his contract slot expire shows lack of effort to win it all. Owners went cheap or front office deserves an F or both this season.
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#5 » by NuggetsWY » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Millsap's points and rebounds seem slightly down from the regular season.
I suspect his defensive stats are also down, but then again, in the playoffs he's facing some fairly serious players.

If we get him on an a very huge pay cut, I wouldn't mind him coming back but I'd prefer to have him come off the bench.
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Post#6 » by The Rebel » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:49 pm

I hope Millsap retires or goes back to play for Atlanta. He will likely get a MLE type of deal from somewhere, but I do not think he is worth the money, and with as bad as he has regressed the last 2 years he is no longer the guy we need at PF defensively either.
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#7 » by TunaFish » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:38 pm

Millsap is nearing the end. Denver will have a 30 million dollar expiring contract at the end of the season.

Murray will take up a chunk of that expiring but there will be some room to sign Grant. Given that the team has reached the WCF, I would expect the front office to consider going into the luxury cap next season.
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#8 » by THE J0KER » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:53 pm

In general, it is great to have former multiple all-star veterans like Paul Millsap when they are far away from their peak but still have big knowledge and experience. Lakers for example have not one but two such players (Howard and Rondo). BUT LAKERS PAYING THEM THIS SEASON 5 MILLION BOTH TOGETHER (2.5M+2.5M) WHILE WE SPEND 30 MILLION ON MILLSAP ALONE! And that is not the final year of the expiring contract like many thinking but in reality, one-year deal when FO re-signed him last summer using team option.
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Re: Millsap option Picked up!!!!!!!!!!! 

Post#9 » by skywalker33 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:15 pm

THE J0KER wrote:In general, it is great to have former multiple all-star veterans like Paul Millsap when they are far away from their peak but still have big knowledge and experience. Lakers for example have not one but two such players (Howard and Rondo). BUT LAKERS PAYING THEM THIS SEASON 5 MILLION BOTH TOGETHER (2.5M+2.5M) WHILE WE SPEND 30 MILLION ON MILLSAP ALONE! And that is not the final year of the expiring contract like many thinking but in reality, one-year deal when FO re-signed him last summer using team option.


Millsap has been a good vet, can't say I was a fan of picking up his offer but it does look like a better option than resigning his at a lower rate for 2-3 year contract. His play has rapidly declined and I'm not in for resigning him for anything more than the vet minimum and not as a starter. As for his veteran experience in the playoffs, this team has been gaining valuable experience over the past two years and now we're in the WCF, as far as PM has ever been so not much more that he can teach us.
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